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Sweet and Spicy Swiss Chard

Sweet and Spicy Swiss Chard

This swiss chard recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and a hint of spice. The raisins and date honey paired with the red pepper flakes or, for more spice, schug, brings out the delicious flavor of the swiss chard.

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  • 4-6 ServingsServings


  • 1 large bunch of Swiss chard leaves, washed and chopped (including stalks)
  • 1 medium white onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1-2 teaspoons red pepper flakes or schug
  • 2 teaspoons date syrup
  • 3-5 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. Wash Swiss chard leaves and stalks. Finely chop onion and stalks. Chop Swiss chard leaves.

2. Over low heat, add olive oil, onions and Swiss chard stalks. Saute until soft, about 5 minutes. Add chard leaves and cook until lightly wilted, about 4 minutes.

3, Add almonds and raisins and continue to cook for another few minutes. Add red pepper flakes, date syrup, salt and pepper. Mix well.

4. Add tahini. The amount will vary based upon how much of the chili pepper  taste you’d like to have in the dish. Mix well and cook for another minute.

5. Serve warm.